‘The Scottish Country Sports Experience’ was launched with STV in time for the Easter holidays, offering visitors to Perthshire and Angus the opportunity to try their hand at Shooting, Stalking or Fishing.

The half-day courses offer participants the chance learn from some of the top professionals in the field and enjoy some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery and dramatic landscapes. Lasting 3 hours and costing just £50 these courses are an ideal introduction to some of Scotland’s most exciting sports.

Pete Jackson STV presenter on ‘The Hour’ programme recently took part in the ‘Stalking Experience’.

“Your body goes through a total adrenaline rush.  It was great, very good.  I want more”

To see Pete taking part please visit http://programmes.stv.tv/ (Thursday 11 March 2010)

If you would like to participate in the Scottish Country Sports Experience please visit the beginners section of our website www.countrysportscotland.com

‘The Country Sports Experience `was developed by the Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group and is part of a two year project between Perth & Kinross Council and Angus Council to develop rural tourism. Funded through the European Regional Development Fund, the project will support new initiatives to develop tourism across both regions.’


Information to the editor

The Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group
It is estimated that the value of Country Sports Tourism to Scotland is in the region of £200m per year. In the UK there are over 4 million country sports participants, with many more overseas including 38 million in the USA.

Country Sports can be the main reason for taking a holiday or can make up part of a more general holiday. Opportunities to participate in country sports are available throughout Scotland, vary in character and make a valuable economic contribution to rural communities. The benefit of country sports is also illustrated by the diversity of wildlife and landscapes throughout Scotland.

The SCSTG comprises the following organisations:
• Association of Deer Management Groups
• British Association for Shooting and Conservation
• VisitScotland
• Scottish Rural Property and Business Association
• Scottish Game Keepers Association
• Scottish Enterprise
• Association of Salmon Fishery Boards
• Highlands and Islands Enterprise
• Scottish Countryside Alliance
• Scottish Estates Business Group

The purpose of the group is to develop the full potential of country sports tourism through co-operation focusing on improving the experience of our visitors and raising awareness of Scotland as a world class destination.
Contact Details for the SCSTG
Victoria Brooks Victoria.brooks@cstgscotland.com 01350 723226
SCSTG Scotland, Croft Cottage, Trochry, By Dunkeld, Perthshire, PH8 ODY

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